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bacciferous

[ bak-sif-er-uhs ]

adjective

, Botany.
  1. bearing or producing berries:

    low-growing, bacciferous plants.



bacciferous

/ bækˈsɪfərəs /

adjective

  1. bearing berries


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bacciferous1

First recorded in 1650–60; from Latin bācifer “bearing berries” + -ous adjective suffix; bacci-, -fer, -ous ( def )
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Word History and Origins

Origin of bacciferous1

C17: from Latin bācifer , from bāca berry + ferre to bear
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Example Sentences

Bacciferous (bak-sif′ėr-us), bearing berries; Bac′ciform, of the shape of a berry; Bacciv′orous, living on berries.

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